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    The SOLO cup challenge

    I keep hearing about SOLO cup challenges. Well, here is my entry. It can be done. These 3 plants are in 16oz cups that were 3/4 full of generic potting soil that the germinated seeds were put into. Germination early April. It is now late October and we are expecting our first hard freeze tomorrow, so harvest they must. Random bag seeds, left in cups because ran out of pots and these were the runts. They were topped once, and wired to the deck rail. I gave them nutes & water when they looked parched. Other than that they have had NOTHING done to them. They were outside the entire time durviving huricaines, rain, wind, hail storms, light freeze. The tallest one is 57 inches tall. The roots are starting to grow up out of the soil. There are a few good but small buds on there. So this is what a super neglected plant in a SOLO cup will do.
    Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

    That just shows how resilient these plants are. There’s a thread on here a few years old for a solo cup challenge if you want to search for it just to see what plants cared for properly in a solo cup can produce but I’m like you, if they make it they make it, I’m not trying to water a plant 10 times a day just to grow it in a solo cup lol


      Hi guys

      Haven't passed by here for quite a long time but I got the news email mentioning the Solo Cup Challenge, so I thought I would drop a few pictures of my first solo cup challenge.
      I would really encourage all growers to join a Solo Cup Challenge at least once in their growing life 😁
      Sorry for the advertising banner but seeds are sponsored by Seedstockers so they deserve it ❤️
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        • SoOrbudgal
          SoOrbudgal commented
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          LOL abit late for the game for this thread eh??? OlderNOTwiser . Sorry JSH1973 your plant may of had a chance had it been entered way way back when.

        I just wanted to be sure those who maybe haven't been here very long saw the big Solo threads. If memory serves there were several of us with one or two plants previously grown. But I know I learned a ton by doing it.

        JSH1973 Were you bored or just trying to see what could be done? Looks really cool but I can't really make out what it was gonna be.


          Here was one of this year's entries,

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          And then hermie happened.

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          And that is all I have to say about that.
          Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.


            Originally posted by OlderNOTwiser View Post

            JSH1973 Were you bored or just trying to see what could be done? Looks really cool but I can't really make out what it was gonna be.
            It is just a fun plant, not for yield as you can see

            I had hoped for much bigger nuggets but I screwed up on nutes and watering, giving her only Canna Start mix for 6 days by mistake plus a few other things along the way


            • DeadlyFruit
              DeadlyFruit commented
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              Did you manifold a solo cup? I love it! 😀

            Does the winner of the solo cup challenge get a solo cup cup?
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